Best Dive Sites in Curacao
Great dive sites are found all around Curacao. Here we summarize some of our favorites. We can take you to any of these locations to enjoy the beautiful underwater world each spot has to offer.
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On the east side of Santa Barbara Resort, and just underneath its golf course, we find this amazing dive site.
The sandy plateau is perfect to spot little critters and rays can be found while collecting golf balls. The sand channels and big hard coral formations alternatively form the steep drop off.
Perfect place to work on some sponge identification: all types of sponges cover the slope.
On the plateau, the rubble has some big coral heads: a nursery for juvenile fish.
West of Santa Ana Bay, this double reef has its shallows covered with small brain corals and loads of sun anemones.
Then the reef drops to a sandy channel at only 12 m./40 ft. parallel to shore. At that depth a second reef appears full of healthy stony corals. Turtles are commonly spotted here!
This is like diving inside an aquarium! Next to our dive shop, sits one of the healthiest reefs around Curacao.
And it’s all because it’s located at a point, with loads of fresh salt water and currents are constantly merging. Underneath the boat, divers will find anchors, a shaft and propellers. A must!
Currents make this site an intermediate to advanced dive. You will see the largest pillar coral formation in the Caribbean at this dive.
Located at the western tip of Caracas Bay you will find the largest pillar coral formation in the Caribbean and some amazing drop-offs.
In the blue you’ll see large jacks, grouper, and barracuda chasing after their lunch.
A very special trip for divers only. They say that in Klein Curacao underwater everything is bigger and there is more of it.
A true Caribbean dive location, pristine, unspoiled, and fun. This is the second dive on our Adventure Diving Trip to Klein Curacao and East Point.
Elkhorn Coral can be spotted during this dive on the plateau. Sea horses are found around the many gorgonians along the wall.
One of the most famous dive sites in Curacao. Over time hard coral formations have grown in such a way that they resemble mushrooms, hence the name.
Underneath each one of these coral formations an abundance of marine life awaits to be looked at, admired, and photographed. A Special Boat Dive Trip, that includes a light lunch and refreshments. Don’t miss it! You will love it!
During surface interval, traditionally we stop to snorkel inside the cavern called the Blue Room.
Sport Diver Magazine rates the Superior Producer as one of the Caribbean’s best wreck dives. This cargo freighter sunk in December of 1977 and is now sitting upright at a depth of 100ft/30m.
The wreck is covered with corals, orange cup sponges, and is surrounded by watchful great barracudas. An advanced dive site for experienced divers. The Superior Producer is available for diving only during cruise ship off-season.
This beautiful and pristine Curacao dive site is only accessed by Ocean Encounters. A beautiful slope with great star coral, brain coral, and soft gorgonians.
Eagle rays and turtles are spotted frequently.
How to describe this wonderful Curacao dive? It is pristine with large dense corals, great visibility and simply beautiful.
This seldomly visited Curacao dive site is just a short boat ride (between 20 to 30 minutes) away from our dive shop and a place where sharks and stingrays are also often seen.
A true underwater garden. Box crabs in the sand, octopus, and baby clusters of brain and star corals. On the slope gorgonians, large brain and star corals. Lots of cleaning stations.
Southern Rays and Eagle Rays are regular visitors to this fabulous dive site. Suited for diving and snorkeling.
If you want to be in the middle of a fish traffic jam, this is the dive site for you. Huge Jacks chasing bait balls, Caribbean Chromies, Creole Wrasses, Southern Rays, and Turtles.
Wild dolphins can be seen here as well.
A pristine and unspoiled reef at the very East of Curacao. Only to be reached by boat trip, this site is part of our Special Boat Trip to Klein Curacao.
Lush gorgonians cover the site, together with hard corals and sponges. A large school of tarpon inhabits the underwater bridge, a natural bridge that was formed by coral formations throughout time.
Sharks, eagle rays, large barracuda, and turtles have been spotted at this wonderful Curacao diving location.
A favorite Curacao dive, covered in dense coral formations, gorgonians and boulder corals. Turtles are spotted often on this dive site, as well as jacks and barracudas.
The name says it all, it is a wall and it is small. Overhangs and little nooks house schools of soldier fish, grunts, and damsels protecting their gardens and eggs.
Perfectly suited for divers and snorkelers. This dive site landmark is an old decaying shark fence now covered in corals and sponges.
This location is home to most amazing underwater creatures, including sea horses, frogfish, eels, flounders and many more. A large octopus calls the rubble his home as well. Directo’s Bay truly is a great dive site for macro photography on Curacao.
A favorite Curacao Dive Site, bright and colorful.Beautiful lush wall covered in gorgonians and sea fans. Dense coral growth hides an anchor chain that keeps on going forever.
The dive finishes on a shallow where sea horses like to hang out. Great dive for macro photography.
A typical Curacao diving spot starting at a sandy plateau going down on a sloping reef. The best treat at the end of the dive will be the curious school of squid looking directly into your eyes.
Gorgonians and hard corals, and everything in between. An excellent dive site to spot lobsters under the overhangs and crabs hiding in the large barrel sponges.
Next to Hole 17 and 5 at Blue Bay Golf Course. These are 2 fun dive sites to search and collect golf balls during your safety stop.
Beautiful Caribbean Reef formations cover the gentle slope. You finish your dive on a nice and easy sandy plateau populated by schools of large and curious squid.
The small tugboat that sits in the shallows is called Saba, and it’s only at 5 meters/15 ft.
We will find a very interesting drop off and lots of little critters in the shallows, before our safety stop around the wreck.
At this dive site you may have the possibility to do a great drift dive, flying while enjoying the reef scene in front of you.
This famous tugboat wrecked just a few yards offshore in a protected bay. Perfect site for divers as well as snorkelers.
The tugboat is overgrown with tube sponges and coral and is home to a variety of colorful reef fish. Majestic blue Parrot Fish and Yellow Tail Snappers guard the dive site.